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in the district in the 3600 block of alabama avenue southeast. the driver of a toyota vehicle you see there was killed after being struck by a speeding van. a child who was riding in that car is said to be in critical condition. witnesses said the van was traveling dangerously fast. the driver of the van was freed from the collision that sparked a small fire. there is no word on if any charges will be filed. >>> as a murder mystery of a d.c. principal deepens, the neighbors say the lack of details leave them worried. it likely happened after 11:30 wednesday night when friends last spoke to him and 7:00 a.m. thursday when he failed to show up for school. his home and a stolen suv are two key pieces of evidence. >> many times there is receipts or other papers left behind for -- by people who steal vehicles or who are in them for some period of time. we want to look at that information and see if it will direct us to who is responsible, who was in that car. >> we don't believe that this was a random act. while we can't fully rule out that it might be random, we believe that there was som
over the double yellow line and crashed into a toyota with several children ages two to 11 inside. the driver of the toyota was killed. witnesses say the van was going dangerously fast. >> flipped up in the air and knocked the street light down off the post. it flipped two times before it hit the ground. i mean this guy was booking. and i mean he hit this car so hard to throw the van up in the air like that, i know he was passing me at every bit of a hundred. >> one of the children is now said to be in critical condition. we don't know yet whether charges will be filed. >>> police have released a time line leading to the death of a d.c. middle school principal. investigators say it is likely brian betts was killed sometime after 11:30 wednesday night. the investigate centers around betts' home in silver spring. the vehicle was dumbed in southeast d.c. between noon and 3:00 p.m. try. witnesses saw two people get out of that vehicle and run away. >> i don't believe this was a random act. while we can't fully rule out that it might be random being we believe that there was some conne
by a massive toyota recalled. >>> you can soon learn more about your facebook friends and their but searching programs. and the program lets you pull information about the websites the person visits. that will show up on other sites. there are concerns that this integration will reduce privacy. >> heather locklear is in trouble with the law again. she was arrested after she had a traffic sign and left the scene. this happened at 4:00 in the morning. the actress was cited for misdemeanor hit and run. her attorney says she may not have been at the wheel. she is currently in serving a three-year probation for thank you -- for dui. >>> check out this video of it tornado russian across texas. minor damage has been reported and nobody was injured. >> everything is big in texas. >> more this weekend down there. the rain cleared out on schedule. the skies cleared and the fog started forming. a little bit of everything. start with howard university. a high of 55 -- of 59. about one-third of an inch of rainfall reported today. a bit cooler in frederick. it is down to 48 in leesburg. heavy clouds and pe
% of americans thought u.s. cars were best. a massive recall of millions of vehicles by toyota, analysts says it shows a growing respect for ford. its reputation revived because it didn't accept a bailout while making a better more fuel efficient car. gm is designing and building the best cars they've ever produced. rising sales allowed them to repay their loans to the u.s. and canadian government years ahead of schedule. >> people are buying chevrolet. they're buying buick. they're buying gmc. and they're buying cadillac. and they're buying because third party experts agree: our quality, our value, our design, and our performance are rapidly improving. >> this survey was conducted in march when toyota's recall scandal was in the news. then only 15% polled said toyota makes the best car, down from 29% if 2006. brian wilson, fox news. >>> remember cash for clunkers? how about the slightly less catchy cash for appliances. they will use 300 million in federal stimulus funds will give awe rebate if you buy energy efficient appliances. in virginia it starts april 28th, dc hasn't announced yet, and
of speed, crossed over the double yellow line on alabama and hit that toyota sedan that was full of kids, full of children. just a short time ago we learned the driver of that sedan died. he had four children in his car. two adults were inside the van and police officers arrived on the scene very quickly, managed to help get the driver of the van out because the van was leaking fuel and caught fire. wilts help -- witnesses helped too and described the van as driving dangerously fast. >> i was coming down and the traffic was slowing up right here. i looked in my remember view -- rear view mirror and this van was coming. seemed to me he was going a hundred miles an hour. he hit the car right there and that was pretty much everything. >> reporter: again officers arrived on the scene very quickly and here's why. there was a photo enforcement officer right here on the corner clocking people as they came down alabama. the van never made it quite that far. here's one of the concerns neighbors had. you can see this light right here. there's one just a block up. they operate at the same time. gre
and the protests are headed to our area. we'll explain. >>> more reaction from toyota following the latest setback. we'll have more. ♪ my subaru saved my life. i won't ever forget that. love. it's what makes a subaru a subaru. >>> toyota says engineers are working to correct the stability problem on the 2010 lexus gs 460. because of rollover danger, the magazine consumer reports slapped a do not buy rating on the truck. toyota immediately stopped selling these models in the united states. toyota says it does plan to testing the safety of all of its sport utility models one more time. >>> a 9-11 style terror plot has been uncovered in iraq. u.s. security officials say iraqi forces kept it from happening. they arrested two men who are allegedly part of al-qaeda in iraq. they weren't far in their planning but they did apparently plot to hijack airplanes and target crimes. >>> michelle obama met with her mexican counterpart yesterday. this is bels obama's firefighters solo foreign trip. next month, president obama and the first lady will hold a state dinn
the next five years to meet funding requirements. the pension plans could fail. 1 million people. toyota it is extending the incentives that fueled sales last month. the promotions launched an incentive war that lifted sales for most automakers in march. you are tired of those fees at the airlines, get ready for one more. spirit airlines will become the first carrier to charge for carry-on bags. it will cost up to $45 each way to use the overhead bins. and that is your "money scope" report. i am vinita nair. >> wow. wonder if other airlines will follow suit. but it gets more expensive. avel lightly. >> 6:22, 70 degrees. >> another side effect of the recession -- birth rates are taking a tumble. >> later on "oprah," it is the program everyone seems to be talking about. you will be in goal behind the scenes of "glee." >>> some health news now. the birth rate fell in 2008 probably because of the recession. birth rates decline for teenage mothers. the birth rate among women in their forties rose 4%. these women probably felt they did not have the luxury of waiting for better economic times.
. the numbers reflect toyota's fading reputation after a massive recall of millions of vehicles. but analysts say it also shows a growing respect for ford. its reputation revived because it did not accept the taxpayer bailout whale make a better, more fuel efficient car. gm says they are designing and producing best cars they've ever produced. rising sales allowed them to repay their loan years ahead of schedule. >> people are buying chevrolet. they are buying buick. they are buying gmc and they are buying cadillac and they are buying because third party experts agree our quality, our value, our design and our performance are rapidly improving. >> this survey was conducted in march when toyota's recall schedule was in the news. then only 15% of those polled said toyota make the best car. that is town from 25% in 2006. in washington, brian wilson, fox news. >>> speaking of money, ben frank lynn get august bit of a make over. we are talking about the benjamins in your wallet. >> the $100 bill is getting a new look. bad news for counterfeiters. we'll show you the changes coming up next. >>> welc
magazine warned its readers not to buy the lexus 2010 gx 460. that's because of rollover dangers. toyota owns the lexus brand and the lexus gx 460 owners can get a loaner car while the company figures out the problem. the national highway transportation safety administration will also conduct tests on that vehicle. >>> today thousands of people are using tax day to show their frustration with the government. they are headed to washington for a series of protests and rallies. live look now at the washington monument where one of those demonstrations is scheduled to take place later this morning. news4's tracie potts reports. >> reporter: amid today's last-minimum tax rush the irs admits it's already overpaid almost 30 million in refunds over new tax credits. >> the tax man cometh. next few years, will he be coming with a vengeance. >> reporter: taxes are lower this year but experts say expect them to go up as the government trace to cover massive deficits. president president obama is trying to get wall street to do their part. >> expecting taxpayers to bail them out when things go sour i
for american manufacturers who want to sell to europe. >>> toyota announced another recall. this time about 50,000 sequoia vehicles. toyota says they slow down unexpectedly. the automaker says there could be a problem with the stability control system. >>> a company in panama is shipping the first batch of square watermelons to the united states. the boxy melons molded in glass boxes are heading to new york. buyers should be prepared to spend money. it will cost you roughly $75. >>> for more living well headlines, log on to wusa9.com and click on the "living $mart" tab right there on the front page. >>> the amount you spend for that trip on metro could go up by the end of the day. >>> and scientists discovered a way to predict whether some women are at risk of developing a more aggressive form of breast cancer later in life. it is 4:42. we'll be right back. >>> more than 15,000 people remain without power after a second day of heavy snow in vermont. up to 20 inches brought down branch and power lines and while it may melt with warm weather ahead, commuters still had to dig out their cars and d
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to the volcano eruption. we will have the latest. >>> and today toyota is expected to agree to a huge fine for not letting the government know sooner about the sticky gas pedal problem. here's angie. >>> okay. we are taking a live look at drivers making their way to the district. as you can tell, we are delay free. more on the monday morning commute along with the forecast with howard when 9 news returns. stay with us. [ female announcer ] you know what stilettos do for your legs. va va voom. now do it for your lashes. with maybelline new york's lash stilettos. the #1 lengthening mascaras. our longest lashes ever... choose original stiletto black... for staggering length... sleek and tapered. and now stiletto voluptuous red... for length with volume... lush and full each with that trademark black patent shine. it's hotter than ever. [ female announcer ] lash stiletto original and voluptuous the #1 lengthening mascaras. maybe she's born with it. ♪ maybe it's maybelline [ male announcer ] you're surrounded by fabrics all day. ♪ wouldn't softer feel better? try ultra downy. it softens fib
is in the news now, toyota will reportedly pay more than $16 million over recent safety issues. the associated press says they will pay for a four-month delay in reporting gas pedal troops. >>> thai leaders sent troops to the business district amid fears of protests. >>> if you thought our weekend was chilly, check out this, six inches of snow fell in new hampshire. most of it should melt early in the week. >> a couple of inches of snow in killington, vermont. there is still time. >> just waiting for your forecast. >> it is a cold start to the day. we will warm up to cool levels this afternoon and this week, well, we will struggle to get to the 70-degree mark by the second half of the week but there will be a price to pay that you may not like too much. the forecast the next flee days. chilly this morning. cool this afternoon. 65. nice tomorrow near 70 in a few spots and showers with highs in the mid-60s. the momslikeme.com forecast. i have been on the weather terrace with a jacket and gloves and i'm glad i was. it is cold out there. 30s and 40s. some areas gusting over 20 miles an hour. the u
of silence will be held starting at 10:02 this morning. >>> toyota will apparently pay up rather hand fight. an official in the transportation department says toyota is expected to agree to pay a record $16.4 million in fines over those tea detective gas pedals rather than go to court. toyota wait waited four months to tell federal officials about the problem and under a recall. >>> >>> coming up next, which airlines say they will not be charging customers the controversial extra cash to bring your bag on the plane. >>> the pope talks to a group of sex abuse victims in what was said to be an emotional meeting. ♪ spread a little love today ♪ spread a little somethin' to remember ♪ ♪ spread a little joy and see ♪ need a little happiness to be ♪ ♪ living the life with me >>> rescue crews are searching for more than 250 still missing after that 6.9 earthquake in china's remote tibetan region. the president of china toured the area where more than 1700 people were killed and most of the structures collapsed. the chinese president promising victims the communist party and government
at a time. >>> we have news of an important recall. toyota is recalling the 2010 lexus gx 460 suv to address problems with the stability control system. this affects 9400 vehicles since the mall opened on sale in december. it halted sales of the vehicle last week after consumer reports listed adult by warning because of a high rollover risk. >> the supreme court is considering a case that could have an impact on how you use your work issue cellphone or blackberry. justices heard arguments yesterday in a case brought by police officers in ontario, california. they accused the department of snooping after an audit of messages on department issued devices uncovered sexually explicit text messages. the high court will rule on it later this year. >>> coming up, the fight over financial reform. president obama watched wall street to shake up while its biggest player prepares for battle with regulators. >> the capitals rallied on a road, taking the lead in the series. we will have highlights. >> another check on traffic and weather every 10 minutes. >> another check on traffic and weather every 10
. a new problem for toyota. >> it has do with an old e-mail. >> and the confederate controversy, why virginia governor bob mcdonald is apologizing. >>> and emergency workers run into an >>> a bb gun scare led to a scare at a prestigious school in the district and two kids are facing charges. police got a 911 call yesterday morning alerting them to someone holding a gun in a car near st. albans school. the school was locked down as the grounds were searched of the national cathedral where the school is located. >> a subsequent canvas resulted in the discovery of what was believed to be a long gun in the the back of a vehicle on the campus. >> that long gun turned out to be a bb gun. an 18-year-old student and another student were arrested. they're facing charges of illegal possession and illegal transportation of a bb gun. >>> d.c. fire and ems were so overloaded with calls this week that one shooting victim never got an ambulance. he had to ride to the hospital on a fire truck. so what happened and how are emergency crewing going to make sure this don't happen again? news 4's jackie
for them yesterday. investigators blame the crash on pilot error. >>> toyota's up scale lexus gx 460 has been given a don't-buy rating by consumer reports. it is said the vehicle traction control cannot stop the vehicle from rolling over. it's the first time in nine years consumer reports has issued that warning. toyota said they conducted similar tests and didn't find that problem and meets or exceeds all of the government federal testing. >>> coming up at 9:00 we'll talk with a representative from toyota and we'll see if they are able to offer insight into the latest issue for the automaker. >>> first lady michelle obama makes a surprise stop off in her first solo international trip. >>> and west virginia governor calling for an independent investigation into the deadly mine explosion. >>> and coming up next, the district looking to raise parking fees and fines to raise much-needed revenue for the city. officials say it's to help encourage good driving but triple-a said it's unfair. lon anderson from triple-a atlantic will join us to explain that view. time now 7:11. it's 45 degrees. 
it will try for the backup land site in southern california. >> toyota is set to issue a new round of recall, all while paying a big fine for the previous recalls. a transportation department official says toyota will now call its 2010 gx lexus 460 suv after a rare don't-buy rating, citing a high rollover risk. tive today, toyota agreed to pay a $16.4 million fine for failing to properly report the gas pedal problems that led to a massive recall earlier this year. >>> if spirit airlines expected other major airlines to get onboard with its new baggage fees, the cut-rate carrier was wrong. five major airlines have agreed not to follow spirit's lead and begin charging for carry-on bags that are stored inÑi the overhe luggage bins. the airlines are american, delta, united, us airways and jetblue.Ñiñr new york's senator charles schumer applauded the move yesterday. he and several other democratic senators are in favor of a bill that taxes airlines that charge fees for carry-on bags. >>> ahead on news 4 at 4:00, speaking out. >> the moth over a teen brutally beaten over an alleged text message
to recover. -- >> the other shooting victim is expected to recover. >>> an anonymous official from toyota says the company is not directly admitting fault but wants to move on. the$16.4million the largest government penalty ever issued. federal investigators say toyota waited for four months to report problems with the gas pedal and issue a recall. >>> an update now on the developing story involving volcanic ash from iceland. experts say now it could reach the canadian coast today. some care lines have safely tested the air over northern europe but meteorologists warn that the ash cloud is still unpredictable and still potentially dangerous. europe other than union officials say about half of the flights scheduled for today should be able to operate. britain's major airports will stay closed through tomorrow morning. that is prompting the british government to announce it will send navy ships across the english chan told pick up some of the thousands of britons stranded by the ash cloud. >> we try to do the best. we saw washington now. we walked all over the places. museum tours, the wash
lost one point and the s&p rose by five. >>> as toyota agrees to a record fine, it's also announcing another worldwide recall this morning. toyota is recalling the 2010 lexus gx 460 to update software in the stability control system. it halted sales after consumer reports issued a don't buy warning because of rollover risks and toyota agreed to pay a fine for not telling the government about defective gas pedals right away. >>> hold the salt is what the fast food business may have to do. they plan to gradually limit the amount of salt allowed in processed food. the initiative will be launched this year. the less sodium in everything from soups to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease. it is hard to consider what some of these salt bombs will taste like without the salt like ramen noodles. >>> what are you telling us in the next half hour, we will get you all of your office computing needs for free this morning. i will explain. >> that sounds really good. >>> tomorrow night you have a chance to win the largest powerball jackpot since last summer. i
many blame for causing the financial crisis. >>> and a record fine and toyota agrees to pay up. it's over the faulty gas pedals. an official from toyota said the company isn't admitting fault but wants to move on. the $16.4 million fine is the largest government penalty ever issued. federal investigators say toyota waited four months to issue a recall. >>> we just heard our travel reporter ben mutt gala talk about this. five major airlines promising not to charge dor carry-on bags. it's american, delta, united, and jet blue. all of this stums from a recent announcement from spirit airlines that this company will charge up to $45 per carry-on luggage starting this summer. >> when they took away the meals, the water, even the pillows, we said that's life. when they started charging for checked baggage, we didn't like it, but charging for a carry-on bag is a step over the line because that's part and parcel of flying. >> spirit airlines said it still plans to impose the fee. meantime one airline missing from that we promised not to charge you is continental, which is said to be in mer
into a toyota with two children ages 2 and 11 inside. the driver of the toyota was killed. witnesses say the van was going dangerously fast. >> it lift up in the air and knock the the street line down off the post and it flipped two times before it hit the ground. i mean this guy was booking. and i mean he hit this car so hard, to throw the van up in the air like that, i know he was passing me at every bit of 100. >> police helped release the driver of the van. one of the children is in critical condition. no word on whether charges will be filed. >>> police have released a time line leading up to the death of a d.c. middle school principal. investigators say it's likely brian betts was killed sometime after 11:30 last wednesday night. the investigation centers around betts' silver spring home and stolen suv. that was dumbed in southeast d.c. between noon and 3:00 p.m. on friday. witnesses saw two people get out and run away. >> we don't believe that this was a random act. while we can't fully rule out that it might be random, we believe that there was some connection with mr. betts and his kill
against cheating. >>> there are new concerns aboutited to toyota's public image after a questionable e- mail from one top official to another is exposed. he wrote an. mail obtained by the associated press that says, quoted, the time to hide this one is over. the u.s. public relations executive irv miller wrote the note on january 16th, dave days before they announced a massive recall. the obama administration fined toyota $16 million for not alerting government officials quickly enough. no word on whether toyota plans to pay the fine or fight it. >>> whitney houston is in a paris hospital i'm spokesperson for the sing are claims she has an upper respiratory infection. the illness is forcing houston to tea lay her european tour. insiders are already wondering if he will be ready to perform. >>> the ipad not performing so well so far. now, the computer giant is making an admission. >>> the heat will object for one more day before some changes come to our forecast. we are checking the forecast plus your thursday commute all coming up next. you take a look at traffic out on the beltway at
's set to be in merger talks with united. >>> now developments on toyota's troubles. a transportation department official says toyota is expected to agree to a record fine $16.4 million. by tomorrow the automaker must decide whether to accept or contest the penalty. the government imposed it earlier this month claiming toyota knew about faulty gas pedals several months before issuing a recall. >>> a tense battle is brewing on capitol hill over financial reform overhaul bill. many democrats support the measure but republicans say they'll try to block it because they believe it will lead to more bailouts. treasury secretary tim geithner says taxpayers want wall street cleaned up. tens of thousands of businesses fail, worst financial crisis in generations that is a powerful case for reform. >> i think the president's political arm is taking over this debate. it's unfortunate because i like many others want banks to be banks. they don't want them to be casinos or take risky bets on our money. >> president obama says he'll veto the financial reform bill if it does not tackle derivatives. t
. >>> making headlines in the 7:00 hour now, toyota says nears are working -- engineers are working to correct the stability problems on the lexus gx 460. the magazine consumer reports slapped a do not buy rating on this truck. detroit immediately stopped selling the models in the u.s. and has not decided if it will conduct a recall yet. toyota said it does plan on testing the safety of all of the sport utility models again. >>> today president obama is expected to announce details of his long-term plans for nasa. instead of flying new rockets to the moon, the president wants to rely on private companies to fly into space over the next few years while developing a big new government rocket. it includes greater investment in innovation and more missions of. but several former astronauts, including neil armstrong do not approve. buzz aldrin, however, does approve of the president's new plan. >>> signs this morning of another big story in washington. they are getting ready for a big party down at freedom plaza. a tea party with a strong message for the government on this tax day. the nation's cap
behind with the u.s. geological survey. >>> toyota getting ready to leave a p.r. nightmare in the rearview mirror and today they will decide if they will fight over the faulty gas pedals or pay the $16.4 million fine. the company is ready to write the check. toyota has had evidence about sticky gas pedals but waited four months to issue the recall. >>> the fed picking up the pace in a criminal investigation of former mortgage giant countrywide financial corporation and its role in the meltdown of the housing industry. the paper did not offer details on what charges could emerge. a grand jury began hearing testimony last year. >>> the president planning to take his pitch for financial reform on the road. a white house spokeswoman announced the president will travel to different parts of the country lobbying for new rules for wall street. no word on where he plans to visit or when he will head out but the hope is getting the public on his side could help put the pressure on republicans who oppose the bill. they say it creates more problems than it solves. >>> pope benedict xv
with the delays and cancellations. plus, toyota announces new plans to improve safety. the carmaker is focusing now on suvs. >>> and in the next half hour, we sit down with d.c. council chairman vincent gray. we'll ask him about reports of budget surplus for d.c. schools after more than 200 teachers were fired. >>> new today, toyota says it will test all its sports utility vehicles. this comes after "consumer reports" magazine warned its readers not to buy the lexus 2010 gx-460 because of rollover problems. toyota owns the lexus brand and has not decided whether to recall that model. lexus gx-460 owners can get a loner car while the company figures out the problem. >>> russia has suspended all adoptions to u.s. families until both countries can agree on new procedures. but within the hour, state department officials said they had no confirmation of that suspension. news 4's elaine reyes joins us live from the newsroom with details. elaine? >> that's right, barbara. state dt department officials have yet to receive any sort of official word from russia, but they hope to clarify that later on tod
dealers can start fixing them. toyota recalled nearly 10,000 vehicles last week out of concerns they might roll over at high speeds. dealers began contacting owners about the fix last night. >>> federal county and local agencies are teaming up to stress safety. alex takes a closer look at the possible risks. >> a perfect day for rock climbing in the patomac, or kayaking in one of america's favorite rivers. that wasn't all the activity in the area. their support closed in and river rescuers were practicing saving lives to demonstrate the resources often needed in a deadly predicament. >> people all up and down the trail. >> the goal is to increase safety on the river and eliminate accidental drownings, just last year, six persons lost their lives in this 14- mile stretch of the potomac, from great falls to the key bridge. >> the river is deep, it's strong, it's treacherous, and it will take your life, even the most experienced rescuers may not be able to save you from the power of the potomac. >> most visitors steer clear from the visible hazards, like strong currents. rescuers and par
to protect that right. >>> a review of federal records by usa today shows that more than 130 toyota drivers told nitsa they are still experiencing unintended acceleration each after recalled cars were repaired. >>> well angry teachers rallied outside of the offices of d.c. chancellor michelle rhee this evening. they accuse her and mayor adrian fenty of using trumped up deficit numbers to justify the firing of more than 250 teachers last october. we learned yesterday the school system actually has a $34 million surplus. union officials and fired teachers are demanding their jobs back. >> we want to make sure that the teachers are restored with full benefits and rights and we also want to make sure that these teachers receive damages. >> i would like to be reinstated and i would like for all of my colleagues to be reinstated and also to be compensate ated for the time i was out -- compensated and she needs to give an apology for the insult and slander dispursed upon us. >> chancellor rhee told the washington post she became aware of the budget surplus in february. she said she didn't share th
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the victim and some friends had just left a restaurant when their car was rammed by a toyota camry. they say -- edwin escobar salmeron was arrested. the victim is expected to recover. >>> police are searching for people responsible for a series of vehicle break ins in leesburg, virginia. investigators say close to 30 vehicles on nottoway street were broken in to or had items stolen from them. two 16-year-olds and a 17-year- old have been arrested but police are looking for additional suspects. some victims reacted. >> a bunch of kids probably out having a good time, at least they thought they were having a good time breaking in to people's cars. >> i'd like to have them about five minutes and talk to them. >> reporter: police respond by doing a foot patrol in the area. officers found 77 unlocked vehicles. police advise everyone to always lock your vehicles and remove any valuables from clear sight. >>> arlington county officials approved a $995 million budget which includes a tax hike for property owners. according to our partners at the washington examiner the average owner will pay $346 mo
those recalled 2010 lexus suvs parent company toyota says it has the software so dealers can start to fix the gx-460s. toyota recalled 10,000 of the vehicles last week over concerns could roll over. dealers began to contact owners about the fix this week. >>> a well-known republican governor is venturing out on his own this election year. >>> an economic crisis prompts a new round of rioting in part of europe. it is 5:37. here's angie. >>> westbound on 50. moving without incident from the eastern shore all the way to inside the beltway. what's making news now, that's coming up next. 3q (sax player) i can't play my sax with allergy congestion. claritin-d helps me breathe in and out. nothing works stronger, faster, or longer to relieve all my symptoms... ...including congestion without drowsiness. get claritin-d at the pharmacy counter. live claritin clear. laxatives? i've tried all these. this one's gritty. this one can make you bloated. clearly, miralax is the one for me. it relieves my constipation with no harsh side effects. miralax. restore your body's natural rhythm. >>> protes
the winter blues. toyota, ford, honda and gm all reported huge gains over this time last year. ford and toyota reported gains over 40% whilegm and honda reported sales increases of 20%. chrysler was the one big automaker to report bad news as sales falling about 8%. j.d. power and associates estimates that overall vehicle sales in the u.s. rose 23% in march. >>> ahead on "news4 at 4:00," need information online? topeka it. >> we will tell you why google decided to change its name. >>> more than obvious chemicals in pesty tides around your house that could poison your pet. >> don't forget about twitter and facebook. we are always posting updates and breaking news. you can find us on both sites by searching "news4 at 4:00." >>> if you have been on google today, you may have noticed that the popular search engine changed its name to topeka, as in topeka, kansas. officials at google, now to pea can a, say it was difficult to give up the hugely recognizable google brand but popular search engine is transitioning to this new name. if you are falling for this, you forget this is april fool
. >>> toyota says it has not been note nid yet but it knows the u.s. government is proposing a record $16.4 million fine for failing to alert regulators about safety problems. the government is accusing toyota of hiding a dangerous defect, the sticking gas pedal. >>> you take the beautiful weather and the big crowds in the tidal basin and that meant great news fr metro. >> coming up n, some record- setting numbers that could have far-reaching effects. >>> also in a couple of moments, the latest on today's hot weather forecast and julie wright wi be along with an update on the traffic. we'll have that and more in just a few moments. >>> the newest redskin, donovan mcnabb, going to be introduced to the d.c. media in just a couple of hours. this is video of him leaving dulles yesterday giving a wave to the folk. a news conference set for noon today and we'll have that live for you here on fox 5. >> didn't i read somewhere he will keep his number. >> he will keep number 5. i can't and colt brennan will switch to a different number. >> 15. >> all right. >> very good. >> something exciting. >>
, toyota. >>> and an animal rescue mission stretching half way around the world. in ten minutes why these dogs from kuwait are here in washington. >>> right now, howard bernstein is beginning our focus on maryland's weather and traffic. >> good morning. a chilly start in maryland. some readings like fort meade are down to 32 degrees right now. a little frost out there. we will see some sunshine. a lot of sunshine in fact. that is going to warm up nicely as we go throughout the day. chilly this morning. temperatures by 9:00 getting in to the 50s in most areas we will then warm up as the breeze kicks in to the low to mid-60s for the lunch hour and by afternoon upper 60s to around 067 with plenty of sunshine and westerly wind at 10 to 15 miles an hour. >>> we want to keep you posted on the accident at connecticut avenue and randolph road. all lanes are blocked but better news, looks like they are trying to clear the vehicles out of the intersection. randolph road traffic is getting by to the right. it appears here and looks like they are stopping them temporarily out here going the oth
with a new look at the fight between american car and farm made vehicles. >> toyota safety problems have had a significant impact on americans ' attitudes toward asian automakers. there's a new poll out produced by the associated press and it shows that more americans now say u.s. automobiles are better than cars made by asian countries, 38 to 33%. in 2006, americans preferred asian cars for quality, 46 to 29%. the change reflects toyota's fading reputation as well as growing respect for ford. >>> consumers are still feeling frugal and stores are stepping up. our partners at "usa today" report the demand for discounts is forcing high-end retailer to change how they do business, such as whole foods touting weekly sales and 53% of shoppers will buying most things on sale, that's up in 48% three years ago. >>> big brother is looking over your shoulder and google is helping you look back. it launched a new web tool dahled government requests that lets you pay to check on which countries are requesting user information from companies and request to delete content. google launched the tool. its yo
the public is at risk for another economic crisis. >>> toyota has announced yet another recall. this time it is about 50,000 sequoia suvs from the 2003 model year. toyota says the vehicles slow down unexpectedly. the automaker says there could be a problem with the stability control system. >>> it looks like it will be a little longer before dc gets another panda. veterinarians thought that mei xiang was pregnant, but it turns out it was a false alarm. after hormone tests indicated a possible pregnancy, cameras were set up to watch her around the clock in case she gave birth but after a final ultrasound, the vets determined there was if baby. >>> sandra bullock reveals more about her family as she files for divorce from her husband jesse james. she separated from james in march after reports of his infidelity and bullock tells "people" magazine she has adopted a baby boy bullock says she will raise him as a single parent. >>> get set for dramatic changes along new york avenue in northwest washington. the national museum of women and the arts dedicated a new york avenue sculpture project o
another shot tonight. >> thanks, dan. >>> coming up, could the toyota crisis create a huge shift in the auto industry? find out what it could mean the next time you go to the dealer. >>> nasa released some spectacular images of the sun. wait until you see this. >>> some law make verse blarsed spirit airlines 'new carry-on bag fee the. that airline's ceo is defending the fee. his name is ben baldanza. he got inside it when it was announced earlier this month. he said the fee will allow spir to it lower air fares. he says overall, the average customer will end up paying less than before. >> we don't so who loses. if you pay for a bag now on spirit, your total ticket price is going to be the same or a little less than before. if you don't carry a bag, help us get our planes out faster by not dloging up the airplane you will save $40 or more on your ticket. >> new york senator chuck schumer does not think much of the fees. he's pushing for legislation that would tax airlines for imposing such charges on passengers. >> general motors act set rated on the road to recovery. the auto com
auto sales numbers which are due out later today. toyota is saying it is coming around. any predicts on that? >> yeah, in fact, they were on the fox business network yesterday from the new york auto show and talking up about 40% gains. that is what analysts are expecting. they did use record high incentives. toyota usually known for not using incentives to lure customers back into the show rooms after the recalls with the sticky and faulty accelerator pedals. also, ford looking for a big month. better than 50% gain versus a year ago. general motors looking for a pick-up. chrysler still struggling. analysts are looking for a drop of about 7% compared to the march sales of 2009. >> we'll look for those numbers later and we'll chat again tomorrow. >>> arrests are made in one of the most violent crimes on the streets of d.c. in years. sarah similar monday is live in southeast with our big story. >> families are frustrated, angry and sad after four people are shot and killed on a street crner. coming up what authorities say sparked it all wh
crash involving his toyota killed another driver. tonight a key piece of evidence could turn this case on its head. will? >> reporter: american idol is giving back raising millions of dollars. tonight we're with the reigning idol champ who's giving back too. >> fox 5 news is just getting started. >>> alarming accusations of abuse at a maryland middle school. students' families accusing a teacher's aide beating up a mentally handicapped teenager and the principal covering it all up. >> reporter: the 14-yard mentally disabled student was playing in the gym at oxon hill middle school when his family says he was beaten by an out of control teacher's aide. >> but for whatever reason, the teacher's aide picked up this ball, slammed it into the face of the student, proceeded to throw him into the bleachers not once but twice. >> a family spokesperson says fellow teachers and students screamed for him to stop. the boy has the mental capacity of a 6-year-old. williams says the aide identified as mr. davis struck the boy again, even after the boy was restrained by another teacher. >> he comes ar
into that toyota killing mary winbush and seriously youring four children. the children are expected to survive. -- a 34-year-old is now charged with involuntary manslaughter. >>> the country is remembering a civil rights icon. dr. dorothy height counseled u.s. presidents, served as head of the u.s. council of negro women for four decades and was an organizer and leader with the ywca. she passed away yesterday morning. admires are have been stopping by to pay their respects. >>> president obama has issued a statement on dr. height's passing t reads in part: >>> in our 9:00 hour, we'll be talking with alexis herman about the legacy of dr. height. >>> the district move a step closer to legalizing medical marijuana. council approved a bill that would allow chronically ill patients to use drug with a doctor's prescription. they would have to buy it from a city sanctioned distribution center. >>> the district's fight if a vote in congress hits another delay. tachtsed to another heated issue in d.c., the city's gun control laws. some members of congress will not vote in favor of the bill that would c
is xpektsed on monday. >>> toyota has resumed sales of its lexus us suvs just one week after a recall. about 10,000 suvs were recalled because of possible rollover dangers. toyota says dealerships have the equipment to repair the stability control system. the announcement came after "consumer reports" issued a rare don't buy rating over concerns the vehicle could roll over in tight turns. >>> great medical news this morning for men. what if we told you thaw there was a drug you could take that would stop the spread of prostate cancer? the fda just approved such a drug called provenge designed to help the body's immune system. researchers are thrilled with the results. men who took it in trials had mild side effects and lived four months longer than those who didn't receive the treatment. >> it's exciting because this vaccine or immunotherapy works in a totally different way and complements the existing therapies that we have. >> the drug is not cheap. it will cost more than $90,000 a patient for three doseses. that's because the drug is custom-made for each patient. >>> after a really rough
. authorities say the victim and some friends had just left a restaurant when their car was rammed by a toyota camry. they say edwin escobar salmeron got out and banged on the car. authorities say that he fled the scene but was later arrested. the victim is hospitalized and expected to recover. dc police say alcohol may have been a factor in the death of a man who fell nine stories to his death in a northwest washington apartment building. that man fell down a shaft on the roof of the connecticut house apartments on saturday. the victim is believed to be in his 20s. he was with several friends on the roof when he fell. the man's name is being withheld until relatives can be notified. >>> the dc council is pushing to tighten regulations of pawnshops in the district. the preponderance "washington post" is reporting the legislation was approved last week and they plan to discuss a permanent measure. it is trying to stop a pawnshop from moving in to a vacant real estate office in northwest. >>> hundreds of people gathered to pay tribute to dorothy height ♪ [ music ] the packed southeast washing
say he might be driving a blue 1991 toyota van or a red 2001 ford f-350 pickup with a cover over the cab. he is facing several charges, including abduction and violation of a protective order. >>> racy pictures and videos of several bethesda teenagers have made their way from cell phone to cell phone by their own classmates. police investigating a sexting scandal at pyle middle and whitman high schools. in some cases, the photos were sold to students. we're joined with more details now. >> apparently the students posed willingly for the photos and were taken outside of the school. administrators have contacted the parents of the girls in those photographs as well as those who sold or purchased them. now, this discovery was made last week when a student brought an ipod touch to class with the explicit pictures. school officials notified police, then told parents in a letter the pictures were sold during the day. the school day at pyle middle school. in one case, a student collected money from classmates to let them see the photos. they don't believe school computers were used in a
taken to the hospital, with serious injuries. >> we have news of an important recall. toyota is recalling the 2010 lexus gx 460 as you need to address problems with the stability control system. -- lexus gx 460 suv. they halted sales last week. >> the supreme court is considering a case that could have an impact on how you use your cell phone or blackberry. there were arguments heard yesterday in the case of police officers in ontario, california. they accused the department of snooping after an audit of messages on department-issued devices on coverage racy and sexually explicit text messages. if the supreme court will hear the case later this year. >> coming up, the fight for financial reform, president obama wants wall street to shake up while its biggest supporter preps for a battle with lawmakers. >> more information could be at risk. >> a chilly start. rain could be on the way. it's a few degrees warmer than it was yesterday >> tuesday morning. welcome back to good morning washington. meteorologist adam caskey at the virginia metro station. it's quiet. a lot of people j
month, a jump in sales was fueled by huge incentives from toyota in an effort to overcome gas pedal problems. that spurred a price war with gm. ford also saw big business you want it credits its demand for fusion and taurus cars. one analysts say it's a sign that the struggling industry is finally on the road to recovery. >> what we're seeing right now, i believe, is we're seeing a turn in the auto industry that is sustainable. >> not all american automakers fared so well. sales of chrysler vehicles fell 11% in march. >>> this weekend you can pick up apple's latest creation, ipad. how well will it go over with consumers? >> reporter: apple ceo steve jobs gave the world a look at the ipad in january. saturday the world gets its hands on it. smaller than a laptop but bigger than a smart fond it packages familiar functions that has options for wireless and wi-fi. >> people who already have a smartphone and/or a notebook computer decide i need this too. >> reporter: adding to the appeal is the launch of electronic books through the popular itunes service. that makes the ipad a direct co
safety. >> reporter: and police are asking the commune toyota be saint as the -- patient as the investigation goes along. they have to work with state's attorneys office and the fbi to get to the bottom of this. as we get further into the investigation it's likely we'll learn the names of all of those involved that night. live in palmer park, maryland, sarah simmons, fox 5 news. back to you. >>> now to a wrongful conviction. in january donald gates was exonerated after spending more than 28 years in prison. his conviction for murder was based on faulty evidence by an fbi analyst. now the d.c. public defender service wants a investigation into the lab. a partial review was done in march and so far they have found 20 investigations and found the lab skim inners didn't pay - examiners didn't involve the lab. >>> a training memo meant to help police officers, and in the memo officers were told to ask if there was anything unusual about the suspect, for example, did they have large lips? the chief has apologized and the example on the document has been changed to facial scar o
. toyota plans to test the safety of all of its port utility models. there are warnings that the lexus gs 460 has roll overproblems. >>> a sheriff's deputy is taking his beef with bugger king to court. he is suing a franchise in washington state etch says a worker spit in his whopper. the deputy said he had an uneasy feeling about two of the workers. he checked that burger out. dna testing matched the saliva to one of the workers who did plead guilty to assault. the deputy is suing for $75,000. >> it is when we do stories like this that makes me not want to go out to eat places like that. >>> coming up next, metro is making an apology over something that some say encouraged racial profiling. >>> common allergy symptoms can show up in pets, not just people. how to help your four-legged friends find relief from their misery. - ( music playing ) - we know technology can make you more connected. but now it can make you more connected to your doctor through e-mail. test results from home. check records. change appointments. now doctors, nurses, techs, pharmacists are all digitally connected to
toyota. sales were up 40% a month when dealers were offering big incentives. >>> metro transit waited before they told riders about two rapes that happened in a metro parking garage. the assaults happened in february. on tuesday, a metro spokesperson says police withheld information as they searched for suspects. later in the week, peter benjamin, chairman of metro's board of directors said information on the attacks "got lost in the shuffle" during the february snowstorms. >>> today, former morning side, maryland police chief david ikeleburger is scheduled to be sentenced. he was indicted for selling a 40 caliber pistol and shotgun he had stolen from the police department. he sold the firearms to a local business owner for $600. >>> the move to build a slots parlor at arundel mills mall has been delayed for now. yesterday, the anne arundel county board of directions certified the validity of more than 22,000 signatures gathered by foes of the casino. organizers needed slightly less than 19,000 signatures in order to be able to put the proposal on the ballot in november. >>> as the
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